Seriously D3 came in second on Raptr AFTER a game published on ...a multi platform game.
Care to see the stats if D3 was published on the XBOX, the PS3, the WII ???
I actually would like to see that, would be interesting. I don't play Borderlands2 so didn't know about it being a multi platform game, as the report didn't state so. So it defenitely partly explains the huge gap between the games. Still, Diablo, with double
the playerbase based on copies sold, should be in top of that list, don't you agree?
Anyone who even cites metacritic user scores is an imbecile (sorry). Those are 1500+ posts of giving a POPULAR Activision Blizzard game 1/10 just for fun (and please do include all created alts) with comments like "D3 is a terrible FPS..." or "I could not log in at launch ... f u Blizz, I hate you"... The same happens to every COD game and even MoP (which is considered the better expansion in years ...)
Can't really agree with you here. There's indeed alot of non informative negative reviews for Diablo 3, as it appears to be some of that kind for Borderlands2 as well. But even if one ignores these, lets assume, ~1500 reviews, the rating is not good. And if you take additional bias in consideration, this is still an indication that alot of people are disappointed with Diablo 3.
The similarities with CoD reviews is interesting too. Both being games with huge expectations and playerbases, and clearly this generates bias. But one can't ignore it completely.
For funsies, I checked some large game selling sites in my native language (not really a point to post that here ;)). Critic results was actually quite varied, but generally it got around 3-3,5/5. So better than metacritic, but still not the anticipated 5/5 one could hope for, for such a game as Diablo 3 unfortunately. But it tells me that metacritic scores are flawed indeed, but not totally ignorable. Do you, or anyone else, know more user game rating sites? Could be interesting to look at.
There was a 3 month difference between D3 and GW2 indeed, but D3 is not an MMORPG where you have to dwell for 1000 of hours to put up reputation grinds and attuements in.
D3 is just that: a fast to play on line game and ... indeed without PvP.
Partly agree, as MMORPG tends to take up more time (that's why I don't play them), Diablo 3 certainly is built for time consuming grinding, even if the rewards differ.
The lack of PvP did hurt the game play (as can be seen on Xfire activity : only games with PvP (except for D3) are played in the top 20 of that list).
So while not everyone can like D3. The fact of the matter is it made a huge impact still and the prolonged game play is seen on tools like Xfire.
Even without the PvP element it is getting played (which is suprising to many) , but not to me.
I can imagine that the lack of PvP has hurt Diablo, even though I can't myself relate to it as I've never played Diablo games in that way. Will be interesting to look at the game stats when it is implemented. But it is still not the only reason to numbers looking bad appearantly, even if it is a big reason.
It's absolutely played, but, as said, not as much as one could hope for such a game unfortunately. Hopefully, and probably, more for each patch.